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We present articles here that are of interest to you, the individual. Of course many people are also involved in business and community organisations.

Also look at some of our e-newsletters that will keep you current with the latest news.

 

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  • 29th May 2018

    Maximise your super before 30 June

    Here are a few tips you may wish to consider to boost your super whilst receiving some associated tax breaks
  • 24th May 2018

    Top tips for maximising your 2017/18 deductions

    Here are our top tax planning tips for individuals and businesses.
  • 18th May 2018

    Family Tax Benefit lump sum

    Centrelink have implemented some changes to the process required to claim the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) lump sum payment
  • 18th May 2018

    Watch out on those work related expenses

    The ATO has sent out a warning that it is setting its sights on “other” work-related expense deductions
  • 14th May 2018

    Purchasing a brand new property?

    You will be required to withhold the GST amount instead of paying to the property developer.
  • 14th May 2018

    ATO targets holiday homes

    The ATO sees lots of errors and false claims and don't care whether the mistake is deliberate or not.
  • 9th May 2018

    Budget 2018 - Superannuation

    Changes announced in the 2018/19 Budget that will affect superannuation including SMSFs
  • 9th May 2018

    Budget 2018 - Social Security

    Announcements affecting social security recipients in the 2018/19 Budget
  • 9th May 2018

    Budget 2018 - For Individuals

    The following changes will affect individuals and families, the main ones being the introduction of the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset and the proposed changes to personal income tax rates. The Low...
  • 2nd May 2018

    Response to the Banking Royal Commission

    We believe that it is important for us to communicate with our clients how we feel about the findings that are unfolding in the Banking Royal Commission
  • 24th Apr 2018

    Facebook, banks and the Australian cricket team

    The headlines of the last few months have had us all scratching our heads and asking how can this happen? Reputations have been left in tatters as a result of poor judgement where individuals and...
  • 13th Apr 2018

    Retirement - Getting the timing right

    When considering timing, think of what sort of life style you wish to have and how your savings will fund it.
  • 26th Mar 2018

    SMSFs - Avoiding common mistakes

    SMSFs attract significant tax benefits making them subject to regulatory scrutiny. Penalties for getting it wrong can be substantial.
  • 14th Mar 2018

    Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies

    Terms like Bitcoin, blockchain and digital/cryptocurrencies. They are becoming well known but what are they?
  • 5th Mar 2018

    Commercial vs residential property investment

    Which one is better? Commercial or residential property investments. There is plenty of debate among investors and real estate professionals.
  • 15th Feb 2018

    Thinking ahead - Appointing a Power of Attorney

    It can be daunting even thinking about relinquishing future control of your finances. But done properly, it can ensure your peace of mind.
  • 14th Dec 2017

    Something special

    Have you, like me had the experience where the present you have appreciated most has not been the most expensive, but something simple that has had great impact?
  • 12th Dec 2017

    First Home Super Saver Scheme

    The scheme allows individuals to make voluntary superannuation contributions and have them released for the purpose of purchasing a first home.
  • 27th Nov 2017

    Christmas catalogues that change lives

    Browse some excellent Christmas offerings that will change lives.
  • 20th Nov 2017

    Bulk up your super

    No matter what your stage of life, there are some things that can make your super grow most efficiently.

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